SOLIDATUS. AN ORGANISATION’S METADATA MANAGEMENT HUB.
Solidatus allows organisations to optimise their data management by eliminating costly data blind spots, thereby significantly reducing implementation and running costs, mitigating transformational and operational risk, and achieving greater organisational alignment.
Organisations can use Solidatus to identify, quality-assure and catalog Critical Data Elements (CDEs), preserve and syndicate process documentation, visualise physical lineage across the enterprise at all levels of granularity, monitor golden-source adoption for reference data cleansing, minimise model risk through model alignment, and strengthen security by visualising data sourcing and distribution.
Model: Top level Solidatus model showing role of data governance within data management
- PRODUCTIVE, IMMEDIATELY
Core to the Solidatus ethos is the belief that data management cannot be a separate, burdensome overhead but must be an integral part of all activities in the data‑centric enterprise. The intuitive UI and straightforward metamodel enable hard-pressed SMEs to adopt the platform, document their specialist areas quickly and gain all the advantages this brings without expensive, time-consuming training.
- INATELY COLLABORATIVE
Enterprise-scale data management demands a federated approach. Solidatus allows SMEs to syndicate their expertise, metadata and models, delegate detail changes and track amendment history, while retaining complete ownership of their models and control over decisions on content and distribution. When combined with Solidatus’ ability to incorporate data dictionaries, business glossaries and asset inventories that can be integrated with lineage models to ensure consistent understanding across the undertaking, the enterprise data comprehension that is essential for the formation of robust, productive data governance is achieved.
- LOCAL TERMS, GLOBALLY UNDERSTOOD
A consistent business vocabulary is an ideal, but in practice variations always creep in, bringing risks of confusion and error. Solidatus’ designers knew the effective way to solve this problem is to incorporate a business glossary into the platform. Solidatus glossary models allow SMEs to record terms they use: these are then shared, centrally-collated and disseminated across the business ensuring consistency of understanding, eliminating confusion, resolving ambiguity, cataloguing synonyms, and identifying context‑dependent usages. Everyone still uses familiar terminology, while understanding colleagues who employ different vocabularies and being confident that they, in turn, are also understood.
- DATA ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS REVEALED
Data management is illusory without total confidence in knowing from where the organisation’s data comes and to where it goes. If there is a ‘first among equals’ feature of Solidatus, it is its ability to provide world-leading visualisation of lineage, enriched with the attendant metadata that informs and contextualises that lineage. With Solidatus, a company can record and distribute a complete understanding, from the most granular, field-level view up to the broadest overview the journey data takes as it flows through the organisation – the ‘data lifecycle’.
Model: Optimal determination of data ownership
BUILDING EFFORTLESS DATA MANAGEMENT INTO EVERYTHING YOU DO
Solidatus was designed from the ground up to support all metadata management needs, to manage change properly, and to give superb visualisation to federated metadata management by subject matter experts. It does not impose a rigid framework – rather, it promotes flexibility by avoiding restrictions and by using a simple-to-grasp metamodel. Solidatus is not just for classic metadata management, it also models processes, regulations, organisations, and permissions. The platform is being used in innovative ways because of its flexibility, but also because it has enterprise-strength performance, change management, API integration and is easy to use.
We knew, as hard-bitten data management professionals, the only way to beat the Number One cause of data management programme failure was to design Solidatus in this way. We had seen too many data management initiatives flounder under the unsustainable burden of top‑down programme management, often run by expensive external consultants with just a theoretical grasp of the business.
Model: Comprehensive visibility of change history, origins and properties
We saw that, to make efficient data management part of a company’s culture, it has to be established from the bottom up. We realised a radically different approach to tooling was required; one that centres on and empowers the subject matter experts (SMEs) who really understand the data, who daily are responsible for delivering the data the company needs to function, grow, compete and succeed. It is their expertise, their understanding of the data, which distilled into metadata and stored for the benefit of the entire enterprise, must shape and inform the data management culture.
Model: Instantly accessible metadata gives total understanding of data lineage
DATA MANAGEMENT – VISIBLY DEMONSTRATED, EFFICIENTLY MANAGED
Uniquely, Solidatus delivers the full range of metadata management capabilities through great visualisation, rather than the usual tables and spreadsheets generated by traditional legacy platforms. As a result, an organisation can quickly attain complete insight into how their data flows across their business, giving them the ability to focus on and highlight risks and opportunities.
Solidatus provides users with the ability to reason with their metadata, ask questions and get answers that can only be delivered by the complete integration of data catalogs, metadata, business processes, lineage and data glossaries with visualisation supported by a simple-to-use query language.
We have extensive experience in the full range of metadata management and data governance activities, gained in heavily regulated sectors like banking – where effective metadata management is obligatory.